Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Rell Proposes Cuts to Life Star

The Courant reports that "Hartford Hospital officials say they could be forced to cut the Life Star helicopter fleet or make other changes to the critical care program because it stands to lose $1.39 million next year under Gov. M. Jodi Rell's proposed budget. Losing one of Life Star's two helicopters would mean serving about 40 percent fewer patients and stopping most emergency transports in areas that are farthest from Hartford, said Dr. Kenneth J. Robinson, Life Star's medical and program director." Read more.

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